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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Your Life Has Infinite Value


Your Life Has Infinite Value


"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, because you made all things. Everything existed and was made, because you wanted it." ~Revelation 4:11 (NCV)

No matter where she lives our daughter always manages to find a chocolatier who can create tiny masterpieces out of chocolate, sugar and other delightful edibles.
Her most recent gift featured twelve of the most exquisite marvels of candy artistry that I have yet seen! Each piece was so beautiful, yet distinctly unique that I was tempted to paint their portrait.
Alas, my family was not so overcome by their beauty. “You better paint fast, Honey!” my husband said as he reached into the box.  My adult children were equally uninspired. “Yeah, take a photo, Mom,” they said as they hurried to devour the chocolate wonders.
As I gazed at the photos of the candy on the legend that came with the box describing each handmade piece, I thought about how similar we are to the candy in that box.

The chocolate artist had created each piece by hand after forming an idea in his mind of just what he wanted. Each one looked and tasted exactly the way he’d designed it.
From the oval chocolate peanut butter piece with tan stripes to the strawberry cream square with tiny fudge hearts, to the simple dark chocolate cherry round, each had the look and flavor that its creator wanted it to have.

There were a dozen different pieces of candy in that box and no two were exactly alike.
In the same way, our Creator is a God of infinite variety. Just as the chocolatier made each piece of candy in the box unique, God makes no two human beings exactly alike. Each of us are “fearfully and wonderfully made” in His holy image. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:14)

God created us for fellowship with Himself, just because He wanted to. (Revelation 4:11)
His word reveals that human beings are valuable because of who we are, not because of anything we do or don’t do. 
God loves us beyond measure. He proved that by going to the cross for us in the person of Jesus Christ. (John 3:16)

We are custom built, made to order beings with a for-ordained assignment to come to know God through Jesus Christ.  We are to glorify Him on this earth in our very own special way with the unique gifts and talents that God has programmed into us.  (John 17:3, Ephesians 1:12, 2:10)

Just as the chocolatier made each of his candies exactly the way he wanted them, God made each of us just the way He wanted us to look and be.
God gives each of us our own distinct DNA, a soul, spirit, and a body; these will never be reproduced anywhere at anytime in heaven or on this earth.
Our lives are God’s gift to us that we might live for Him to fulfill our holy assignment that He created us for. 

God does not want us to compare ourselves with other people or measure ourselves against impossible worldly standards. This lowers our self-esteem and hinders us from fulfilling our divine destiny.
Suppose I wanted a piece of chocolate peanut butter candy and I bit into what I thought was such and I got the strawberry cream instead?
Alas! 

How must our Creator feel when His creatures go around trying to be who they were not created to be? 
When they go pining to be like someone they perceive is better than they are because they don’t feel like they themselves are good enough at whatever it is they are trying to succeed at?
“However, when they measure themselves with themselves and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding and behave unwisely.” ~2 Corinthians 10:12 (Amp)
God loves you just the way He created you!
He wants us to be satisfied with who we are.

 God says, You are precious to Him just the way He made you.
What you may perceive as flaws, God sees as beauty marks: things He’s equipped you with that perfectly suit you to the work He has created you to do for Him on this earth. 
If you erase them you may miss your calling. 

God prizes our uniqueness!
Suppose our box of chocolate masterpieces melted into one mass indistinct look and flavor?
ALAS!!!! 
In the same way, how could our Creator be pleased when we conform ourselves to any standard other than what is revealed in His word for us?
Romans 12:2 says: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
We are not to homogenize ourselves in any way so as to obliterate our personal uniqueness that He’s created in us. 

We shine best for God when we just be ourselves. And we can only be ourselves when we truly know Christ and abide in Him.
You are a holy masterpiece.  You are precious, valuable, and incomparable to any other person.
There will never be another you. And no one can be you better than you can.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for creating me. Draw me closer to You and fill me with Your love. Please reveal to me Your purpose for my life. Help me not to compare myself in any way to others but to celebrate the unique person You created me to be. Help me to fulfill Your dream for me. I love You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

© 2012 Suzanne Davis Harden Unto The Least Of These  All Rights Reserved.
Scripture References: NKJV New King James Version © 1982 Thomas Nelson Inc.
The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for that beautiful post, Dear. Welcome to blogging. Love you ~

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  2. Thank you so much, Cathy, you're a treasure! God bless you!

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    1. WOW, this is awesome!

      There are so many nuggets to take home from this amazing post! And the imagery of the chocolates just breaks it down into bite-size 'nibbles'!!!

      Thank you so much for this timely reminder of who we are in Jesus! May God anoint you more and more!

      With every blessing

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    2. Thank you so much, Brother Pedro, for your encouraging words and prayers! May God also continue to bless & anoint you more & more with His Holy Spirit as you fulfill His dream for your life.

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    1. Thank you so much, Denise! May God bless you too! :)

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